I am purchasing my next project car, a 1976 Fiat 124. For those that don't know, it's a rear wheel drive manual.
In my area, it's not possible to rent a flat-bed trailer unless I want to spend over $300. A tow dolly however is less than $50.
I have to tow it about 120 miles. Based on my brief internet searching, I've found the following options to tow it:
- Lock the steering wheel (how?) and tow it backwards (rear wheels forward)
- Disconnect the drive shaft and tow it front wheels forward
- Put it in neutral with the parking brake off and front wheels forward
Which of these options is the safest method of towing this car? Or is there another method?
If one of the above methods will work, what will I need to do to make it safe? What should I be aware of or cautious about?